Bespoke Suits For Men Made By A Woman
Where do you go when you need a (relatively) affordable albeit stylish custom-made suit? For most men, the answer lies with their neighbourhood darjee or tailor, who often relies on outdated catalogues of foreign brands for style tips. Enter into this spartan landscape, Sarah Sheikh, a London College of Fashion graduate, who started by making menswear for her friends and family before eventually launching her bespoke label SS Homme in 2010. The 23-year-old, who has interned at GQ magazine, distinguishes her offerings by the aesthetic they don’t ascribe to, namely “no bling”. As a result, her spiffy range of coloured blazers, fitted shirts (that’s her marketing manager and boyfriend Sandeep Gonsalves, who also doubles up as her model, in the photo) and tuxedo jackets have already found many fans, who custom order everything to their specifications. Sheikh, who prefers classic styles (her dapper double-breasted suit appears surprisingly contemporary), also makes bow ties and skinny knit ties.
To make an appointment, contact Sarah Sheikh by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 99305 84392. Suit prices average around Rs25,000; those of shirts at Rs3,500.